“Since the installation of the Printronix Verifiers the error rate dropped to Zero. With Zetes we have a reliable partner on our side that supports us very well in terms of Printronix ODV-printing solutions within a maintenance contract.” - Dieter Streberg, Logistics System Coordinator at P&G
Every day around 250 pallets with thousands of finished products and many prefabricated components of the premium brand Oral-B leave the manufacturing plant to be transported to various distribution centers or further processing. The labels affixed to the pallets deliver all the information needed for the internal logistics. They must always be readable by the recipient. For identification of the pallets, the EAN 128 barcode labels contain all the necessary data of the pallet, all based on an individual identifier, needing for an especially adjusted SAP database.
In the past, repeated problems occurred with the readability of the labels in the distribution centers and receiving plants. Because of their good cooperation, P&G’s logistics department asked Zetes to make suggestions for testing systems with barcode printers. After a short test period Marktheiden-feld decided to use the Printronix printers with ODV system. A control meter installed on the Printronix T5206 ODV printer scans the barcodes printed on the labels and checks the readability to hundred percent. This guarantees that only labels that can be properly read are shipped to other plants.
“We are very satisfied with the quality and the excellent performance of the Printronix ODV print solutions. The printing solutions are tailored to our specific requirements,” says Dieter Streberg. P&G also benefited of low maintenance costs and highly durable labels.